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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject: Round 5 Pick 173: Brian Allen 6'3 215 4.48 Reply with quote



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OVERVIEW
Allen did not play defense in high school, but Utah seems to be able to convert the long, tall receivers into coveted cornerback prospects. The married father of one played in 10 games as a reserve as a redshirt freshman in 2013, even playing receiver in one game. Allen contributed on special teams, safety and cornerback in six games the next season, missing the second half of the year with an injury. He returned to begin realizing his potential on the outside in 2015, playing in 13 games, starting three, intercepting a pass and breaking up three others. Allen led the Utes with four interceptions in 2016, starting seven of 11 games played.
ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS Tremendously long. Will stick his jabs into receiver's chest from press coverage and disrupt the release. Looks comfortable in bump-and-run coverage. Has ability to use length as a recovery tool. Limited just 42.5 percent of targets his way to be completed over the last two seasons. Size casts a tall shadow from trail coverage that makes it challenging to complete the deep touch throw over him. Still very raw and inexperienced and should continue to improve with coaching. Showed off impressive long speed at the combine.
WEAKNESSES Former wide receiver who said he "didn't know how to tackle" when he made the switch and still has issues with it. Ducks head into contact and rarely squares up his target. Finishing rate as a tackler was way below desired rate. Ball skills aren't where they need to be. Slow to find the deep throw and make adjustments to the ball path. Allowed 21.7 yards per completion in 2016. Could struggle badly against a bombs-away offensive approach. Hips and feet are clunky when forced to open suddenly in off-coverage and he loses balance too often in transitions forward.
DRAFT PROJECTION Rounds 5-6
BOTTOM LINE On the surface, Allen is nowhere near ready to play NFL football. He lacks smooth feet and hips in coverage, a feel for routes and is below average playing the deep ball. His issues as a tackler make it unlikely a team would trust him to move to safety. However, his elite size, speed and length are sure to garner attention and he does flash some potential as a bump-and-run corner. Allen could be a late-round pick who is stashed on a practice squad while a team tries to improve his technique.
-Lance Zierlein



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Edit: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2706660-brian-allen-nfl-draft-2017-scouting-report-for-pittsburgh-steelers-pick

http://steelerswire.usatoday.com/2017/04/29/steelers-select-utah-cb-brian-allen-in-fifth-round-of-2017-nfl-draft/

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865678863/Utah-cornerback-Brian-Allen-taken-by-Pittsburgh-Steelers-in-fifth-round-of-NFL-draft.html
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many CBs will the Steelers keep on their final roster? Is it fairly safe to assume that one of the following will be cut:
Senquez Golston
William Gay
Brian Allen
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DR43 wrote:
How many CBs will the Steelers keep on their final roster? Is it fairly safe to assume that one of the following will be cut:
Senquez Golston
William Gay
Brian Allen


Yep. Golson, my man, hasn't proven anything and has ben IR'd twice in a row.

Gay has lost his speed/quickness.

Allen is a rookie.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome pick. He is a guy I had in every mock I think. Great upside. Ideal size and athleticism and shows raw ability. This is the 3rd guy that I had in my mocks for the Steelers that they actually drafted. TJ Watt and James Conner (albeit in the 5th or 6th, not 3rd) were the others.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnus-Viktor wrote:
Awesome pick. He is a guy I had in every mock I think. Great upside. Ideal size and athleticism and shows raw ability. This is the 3rd guy that I had in my mocks for the Steelers that they actually drafted. TJ Watt and James Conner (albeit in the 5th or 6th, not 3rd) were the others.

No. That was Sheehan.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DR43 wrote:
How many CBs will the Steelers keep on their final roster? Is it fairly safe to assume that one of the following will be cut:
Senquez Golston
William Gay
Brian Allen


They will give Allen every chance to make the 53. Golson will be odd man out imo.
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armsteeld wrote:
DR43 wrote:
How many CBs will the Steelers keep on their final roster? Is it fairly safe to assume that one of the following will be cut:
Senquez Golston
William Gay
Brian Allen


Yep. Golson, my man, hasn't proven anything and has ben IR'd twice in a row.

Gay has lost his speed/quickness.

Allen is a rookie.


Gay will be a solid backup hopefully.
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Don't forget the reports of Lewis coming back.
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Iron sharpens iron! May the best man win!
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armsteeld wrote:
Iron sharpens iron! May the best man win!

I knew Coach T was here.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has the longest arms of any CB drafted.
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1BackInBlackFan wrote:
He has the longest arms of any CB drafted.

Can he Longsnap?
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Chieferific wrote:
1BackInBlackFan wrote:
He has the longest arms of any CB drafted.

Can he Longsnap?


Geez, I hope so. I'd hate to waste a pick on a...

Oh wait, nvfm.
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Chieferific wrote:
Don't forget the reports of Lewis coming back.


what reports? links?
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3rivers wrote:
Chieferific wrote:
Don't forget the reports of Lewis coming back.


what reports? links?

Someone posted it on here somewhere. Not the link but the info. Awaiting a physical.

*Page 39 of the Draft thread.
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